Special Events Archives - Cagen Music


Happy Valentines Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! As the song says: “All You Need is Love!” Every married couple spends time on Valentine’s Day remembering their wedding day. Besides remembering our own wedding, Don & I have the added joy of reminiscing about the over 4500 weddings we have performed at during our career. As a way to thank you for the honor and privilege of celebrating your “Big Day” with you, we created this video of your first dance photos, which we hope you will enjoy! It was next to impossible to choose only 60 photos from the thousands of photos you have READ MORE >


Happy Fat Tuesday – Corporate Mardi Gras Party in Chicago!

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Happy Mardi Gras! As the song says, “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?” No worries, because we are bringing Mardi Gras to you! Here are some fabulous photos and video from our favorite Mardi Gras Party. Becky Cagen produced this corporate event featuring The Don Cagen Orchestra, CagenJazz, The CoverGirls Violin Show and several NewMoon performers. Décor and lighting by Taylor & Company, amazing food presented by Jewell Events, and Jennifer Mordini Photography and Delack Media Group captured every minute of this crazy Fat Tuesday celebration! Let the Good Times Roll, or as they say in READ MORE >


The Don Cagen Orchestra – Live and In Concert!

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What a wonderful musical summer we have been having, and it’s not over yet! Our fans are always asking us to let them know when we are playing at a public venue. On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Don Cagen Orchestra is performing a three–hour “Concert for Conservation” in Barrington Hills, Illinois. Pack a picnic, your favorite blanket & lawn chairs, and relax in a “Ravinia–style” atmosphere with your family and friends at the Under the Tall Oaks estate in Barrington Hills. Proceeds support the mission of The Barrington Area Conservation Trust to preserve magnificent open spaces for current and READ MORE >


Special Concert: LIGHTS, CANTORS, ACTION!

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“Variety” truly is the spice of life! One of the things I love most about our career is the variety of musical settings in which we have been honored to perform. This Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:00 pm, The Don Cagen Orchestra will be providing the music for a very special concert: “LIGHTS, CANTORS, ACTION” at Anshe Emet Synagogue. The concert features an amazing cast of Cantors and Soloists from across the country performing your favorite movie theme songs. Maestro Don Cagen is conducting our 11 piece band and I am one of the soloists featured in the concert. So READ MORE >


The Inaugural Ball: Remembering our adventure of a lifetime!

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I pride myself on being fully present and “living in the moment”. But this week I am finding my practice increasingly difficult to achieve. So I am taking solace in the lyrics of one of my favorite songs: “(Let’s go) Living in the Past” and choose to remember our adventure of a lifetime – performing at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. What a difference eight years makes! Eight years ago this week, our country was anticipating the most historic inauguration since George Washington’s in 1788. It was an exciting time filled with hope and dreams of limitless opportunities. President-elect Obama was READ MORE >